Monday, December 09, 2013


We're in the midst of all things holiday.

I'm reading my favorite seasonal book.....dreaming of SantaLand at Macy's in NYC.....thinking of David Sedaris dressed as an elf.  It's the perfect stress relief this time of year.

My favorite nativity was visited recently by a poisonous dart frog and a litter of puppies.
Seems legit.

Our elf has been up to all sorts of mischief this year with Blake taking over some of the responsibilities.  

Kids found this one morning:

Today, he was discovered making copies of himself on the copier.

We've laughed at yesteryear Starnes children photos.

One of my faves:

And, James was a bit late bringing the turkey home, but he brought flowers, so all was well.


That was in my head.

As of 8am tomorrow, when I drop these envelopes in the mail, I will be D-O-N-E with Christmas this year.  Presents have been shipped, gifts bought....even Santa's big 3 have been purchased!  I've never been this far ahead of the game.  Feels good. 

Now, it's just time for fun.

And, fun we will have!

Just look at Jack here.

He's all ready.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!


Jboo said...

Wow -- way to go on getting everything done already! Am so jealous and behind! :) Enjoy!!

Jordan Cole said...

HOLY CHRISTMAS CARDS!!! You need some wine next to you with that stack!

Where are you in the first photo? It looks so cozy!

Jo said...

I haven't done any shopping yet :(
So totally impressed with how organized you are!

Dee Stephens said...

I have done hardly any shopping. Such a slacker. I had a 1st birthday to plan. Glad we did it early so now I can get on with Christmas :)

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Jodee said...

Holy cow! I have holiday envy! I mailed 125 Christmas cards yesterday and I still have 25 more to go! I have most gifts bought and wrapped which is early for me.

Enjoy this wonderful time of year!

Monica said...

I seriously love Jack. He's my kind of guy. LOL! Awesome that you are DONE with Christmas. I need to wrap gifts. I'm done with the shopping.

Emmy said...

That old Santa picture is too funny. Looks like you have a naughty elf. I am all done with my Christmas shopping- just have to take my kids to get presents for each other still